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 John M Currey

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John M Currey

  • Birth Feb 1823 Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 1901
  • Burial Rochester, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 27584808

JOHN CURREY, a successful well-to-do merchant, and well known as one of the stanch business men of Rochester, is a native of Pennsylvania, born in Chester county February 10, 1823.
William Currey, father of subject, by trade a wagon maker and wheelwright, was of the same locality by birth, as was also his wife, Rachel (Rickard).
They were the parents of children as follows:
Jonathan, who died in Troy, Ashland Co., Ohio; Ann, who married Thomas Wood, and died in Ashland county; Isaac, deceased in Ashland county; Harriet, who died in Pennsylvania when young; John,
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subject of sketch; Hannah, Mrs. James Walker, of Troy, Ohio; William, of Ashland county; Matthew, a resident of the State of Washington; and Angeline, who died young.
In 1837 the family came to Ohio, the journey to Columbus, their destination, being made by wagon, and their route the National Pike.
In Columbus the father died, in August, 1837, and his widow about three mouths afterward moved to Greenwich township, Huron county, where she and the family rented land, on which they lived five years.
In 1842 they moved to Troy, Ashland county, where they bought fifty acres of wild land at six dollars per acre. Here the mother died in 1854, her remains being laid to rest in Beckley cemetery, Rochester township.
John Currey, whose name introduces this sketch, received his education at the schools of his native place, and was fourteen years old when the family came to Ohio, where he had to lay his hand to the axe to assist in the hewing out of a new home for the family.
In 1866 he moved from Troy township, Ashland county, to Rochester, Lorain county, where he entered mercantile life, having since successfully conducted his general store, in connection with which he is interested in a hotel business, and buys and sells farm products. He owns in Troy township, Ashland county, 312 acres of excellent
farming land.
Mr. Currey has been twice married, first time in 1854 to Miss Almira Carrier, who was born in Ashland county, Ohio, and shortly thereafter they moved to Iowa City, where he was employed as clerk in the hardware store of Hart, Love & Co., which was not his first experience in that line, having already been in business for himself in Troy, Ohio. While in Iowa City his wife died, and about three months later he returned to Troy.
In 1856, for his second helpmeet, Mr. Currey wedded Miss Matilda Wicks, a native of New York, born of English parentage.
By this marriage came children whose record is as follows: Rachel, now Mrs. Adelbert Mitchell, of Rochester; Jane, Mrs. Charles Beardsley, of Rochester; Emeline, Mrs. George Smith, of Brighton township; Charles, of Troy, Ohio; Hattie, Mrs. Dwight Mann, of Rochester; and Nellie, residing at home.
Politically our subject is a stanch Republican, and has held various township offices, including that of treasurer six years.
Both he and his wife are exemplary members of the M. E. Church.
Mr. Currey is a man of good judgment and sound common sense, and his advice, where truly needed, is frequently sought for and found valuable.
Source: The Commemorative Biographical Record of Huron and Lorain Counties Ohio (Chicago, Illinois, J H Beers & Company, 1894), 372, 373.


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  • Maintained by: Judith
  • Originally Created by: Jim Z>
  • Added: 15 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27584808
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John M Currey (Feb 1823–1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27584808, citing Rochester Station Cemetery, Rochester, Lorain County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Judith (contributor 47160860) .